Best Dartington Walks

Dartington Hall
1 hour walks
Select Your WalkWalk 1 (3.4 miles)Walk 2 (2.3 miles)Walk 3 (2.1 miles)Walk 4 (4.5 miles)
 Dartington Hall Dartington Hall GardensDartington Hall & river DartTotnes

For more than a century the Dartington region has attracted artists, musicians and walkers alike.

Dartington is not only a popular tourist attraction but also a centre for great walks.

parkingPay & Display Cider Press, nr Dartington
parkingPostcode TQ9 6TQ
Point of InterestWhat to explore?
  • Dartington Cider Press
  • Dartington Hall & Gardens
  • Barn Cinema run by Dartington Trust
  • Deer Park

Walk 1 Dartington Hall (3.4 miles)

dartington hall
Dartington Hall


A most delightful walk taking in Dartington Hall, its gardens and part of the new deer park enclosure.

starting PointStart : Dartington Cyder Press

The Walk

A This delightful walk starts at the famous Cider Press.
Walk down towards the bridge. Just before the bridge turn left onto a cycle path.

B Follow cycle path along the stream and after 0.2 miles turn left up a public footpath (ignore another path which turns sharp left ) .

C When you reach a lane turn right then soon where the woods start turn right again.
This takes you through the impressive and tranquil gardens of Dartington Hall.

dartington hall 1829
Dartington Hall 1829

D The medieval hall built between 1388 and 1400 for John Holand, Earl of Huntingdon, half-brother to Richard II. After John was beheaded, the Crown owned the estate until it was acquired in 1559 by Sir Arthur Champernowne, Vice-Admiral of the West under Elizabeth I. The Champernowne family lived in the Hall for 366 years.

EFollow lane past Car Park then where it splits take the left fork , Warren Lane. At the start of the forest take a footpath left, and continue roughly maintaining this direction towards the river.

F There is an option to explore the village of Staverton , its Church (no pub) and a fascinating medieval bridge.

In the distance you may hear the hoots of the Buckfastleigh and Totnes steam train.

G A public footpath takes you through Old Parsonage Farm and back to the Cider Press.

Map of Walk 1

Walk 1 
3.4 miles
1hr 20 mins
tracks, paths
main roads
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altitude range
0 - 66 m
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Walk 2 Dartington Hall Gardens (2.3 miles)

dartington gardens


Equally enjoyable, this short & easy walk takes you into the beautiful gardens of Dartington Hall.

Dartington Hall has a cafe and pub.

starting PointStart : Dartington Cyder Press
shortre walk to dartington Hall

Walk 2 ( 2.3 miles)

Walk 3 Dartington Hall & River Dart (2.8 miles)

river walk


starting PointStart : Dartington Hall

This popular walk combines Dartington Hall gardens with the peaceful river Dart following public and permissive footpaths.

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Walk 3 ( 2.1 miles)

Walk 4 Circular walk to Totnes (4.5 miles)



starting PointStart : Dartington Cyder Press

This circular walk from the Cider Press to Totnes is 4.5 miles long ; part of the route follows the river Dart.

See map .

cider press to Totnes

Walk 4 Cider Press to Totnes

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